Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review

Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review

Examining Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence in Health Care

July 15-19, 2019 in Newark, NJ

Rutgers School of Nursing
65 Bergen Street, Room 640A, Newark, NJ 07101

(Registration Deadline: Friday, June 27, 2019)

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Presented by The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation - A Center of Excellence of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)

As the demand for health care continues to grow, so does the need for easily accessible, up-to-date evidence on best practices in health care. Systematic reviews are an important vehicle for addressing this need. Participants in the Summer Institute will gain a thorough understanding of the process and tools needed to undertake this important form of research and will work on developing an actual proposal.

NEST also offers 3-day tracks for individuals who are interested only the review and synthesis of either quantitative evidence or qualitative evidence (but not both). This option is available for those who wish to learn the skills for reviewing only one of these two types of evidence.

NEST also offers a 1-day track for individuals who are interested only in learning about the basics of systematic reviews and evidence synthesis (i.e. designing a focused clinical question, searching the literature, developing a proposal). The review and synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence are not covered in this track. Be sure to select the appropriate item in the drop down menu when registering. This track takes places on July 15, 2019 ONLY

Specialized Instruction. Small Groups.

Classes will be held in Rutgers' high fidelity classrooms and computer labs. You will gain hands-on instruction and practice in using the JBI specialized software program called SUMARI (the System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information), which is designed to assist researchers and practitioners to conduct systematic reviews of 10 different types, including reviews of effectiveness, qualitative research, economic evaluations, prevalence/incidence, aetiology/risk, mixed methods, umbrella/overviews, text/opinion, diagnostic test accuracy and scoping reviews. More information on this comprehensive tool is available here:

Continuing education credits are available for this course


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Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



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